Rospi Ćuprija

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Map of Urban local communities of Belgrade in Palilula municipality

Rospi Ćuprija (Serbian Cyrillic: Роспи Ћуприја) is an urban neighborhood of Belgrade, the capital of Serbia. It is located in Belgrade's municipality of Palilula. The name comes from Ottoman Turkish (o)rospı(lı) köprü 'bridge of whores' because the high-ranking Turkish officer's harem women suspected of disloyalty (marital or otherwise) were murdered on the banks of the river.

Location[edit]

Rospi Ćuprija is located on the western bank of the Mirijevski potok stream and the right bank of the Danube's arm of Rukavac which separates it from the former island (now a peninsula) of Ada Huja. It occupies the western section of the Field of Višnjica and borders the neighborhoods of Karaburma on the west (Mirijevo Boulevard), Ćalije on the south and Višnjička Banja on the east (the road of Slanački put).

History[edit]

The oldest settlement known by name on the territory of modern Belgrade was found near the Rospi Ćuprija. Remains of the Celtic (and later Roman) settlement of Singidunum were found near Rospi Ćuprija and neighboring Karaburma, including necropolis rich in artefacts and parts of dunum, fortress, so it is believed that the settlement itself was located here.[1]

Characteristics[edit]

With an elevation of only 66 meters above the sea level, Rospi Ćuprija is the lowest point of the city of Belgrade proper.

Rospi Ćuprija is a partially residential area, but is best known for the series of brickworks that occupy extensive areas of the northern ridge of the Field of Višnjica (Polet, Trudbenik, Jedinstvo, Kozara, Balkan, Rekord). It had a population of 4,661 in 2002.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Antički period "Antiquity period"". Grad Beograd (in Serbian). Retrieved 2008-07-28.  External link in |work= (help)

Coordinates: 44°49′N 20°32′E / 44.817°N 20.533°E / 44.817; 20.533